People have been grieving for centuries, and only since the 20th century have the phases of grief been defined through research. Even without this knowledge, people still grieved, and they grieved well. This is because grieving is an intuitive process. You naturally begin the fluid process of grieving. When you received the tragic news, planned the funeral, […]

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Healing and integrating a loss into your life takes time. Acknowledge each and every step you take forward. We cannot do everything at once, but we can do something at once. ~Calvin Coolidge What can you acknowledge? Chelsea   COPYRIGHT 2012, With Sympathy Gifts and Keepsakes, LLC.

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The following is a guest blog post from Maureen Hunter, creator of the website and blog, www.esdeer.com. When we have lost a loved one our life is plunged into a new reality we never asked for or ever wanted. We are cast adrift from all we know, all we treasured and are left floundering in the gut wrenching […]

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Express preferences. Pay attention to your preferences. Let others know what you can’t or don’t want to do. Know your limits. If you are tired or don’t feel like doing something, you can choose not to do it. The most important thing is your care. Your friends and family will understand if you do not join in some […]

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Though your loved one has left this earth, the legacy of your loved one will live on in your life forever. This legacy will reflect how you love, how you raise a family, how you live your life and how you make decisions. For the rest of your life, your loved one’s influence, love and care will […]

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